In an interview, American youngster Amanda Anisimova commented on Serena and Venus Williams's legacies. Anisimova feels a lot of admiration for them. She said: "Their games definitely influenced the sport and gave us a starting point to be able to improve it.
Thanks to them, the competitiveness that you find in the sport is well high and is achieved because the country wants it, because they want it and because we, the players, make our best to achieve it. The hard work is essential to compete at the highest level that is required in the sport and the country.
In the United States, tennis is becoming a very important sport and that makes people get more interested at it. New opportunities come, there is more competition and we have more high-level players." On her goals, Anisimova added: "I have to sacrifice myself a lot to achieve my dream, which is to be the world No.
1 and win all the Grand Slams." Anisimova finally concluded speaking of Naomi Osaka's tough season: "Definitely, this sport can bring out some emotions. It's not all butterflies and rainbows. Yeah, she's probably going through some tough times, but I'm sure she will be able to get through it.
I mean, last year she showed what a great champion she is. Yeah, I'm sure that she has a great team around her, so, yeah, we'll see how it goes." Anisimova who was to play Aryna Sabalenka in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto had to withdraw from the event with an injury to her lower back.